Hallgeir Brenden

Hallgeir Brenden (10 February 1929 – 21 September 2007) was a Norwegian cross-country skier and steeplechase runner. He competed in various skiing events at the 1952, 1956 and 1960 Winter Olympics and won two individual gold medals in 1952 and 1956 and two silver medals in the 4 × 10 km relay in 1952 and 1960. He also won three events at the Holmenkollen ski festival: 18 km in 1952 and 15 km in 1956 and 1963. He received the Egebergs Ærespris in 1952 and the Holmenkollen medal in 1955.[3]

Hallgeir Brenden
Hallgeir Brenden 3.jpg
Personal information
Born10 February 1929
Trysil, Norway
Died21 September 2007 (aged 78)
Lillehammer, Norway
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Sport
SportCross-country skiing, athletics
Event(s)15 km, 18 km, 4×10 km
3000 m steeplechase
ClubVestre Trysil IL
IK Tjalve[1]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)3000 mS – 8:54.6 (1954)[2]

As a steeplechase runner Brenden won the Norwegian championships in 1953 and 1954.[1]

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[4]

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 4 medals – (2 gold, 2 silver)
 Year   Age   15 km  18 km  30 km  50 km  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1952 22 N/A Gold N/A Silver
1956 26 Gold N/A 14 4
1960 31 12 N/A 9 9 Silver

World ChampionshipsEdit

 Year   Age   15 km  30 km  50 km  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1954 25 4
1958 29 22 19 4
1962 33 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Norwegian championships in 3000 metre steeplechase Archived 28 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine. friidrett.no (in Norwegian)
  2. ^ Hallgeir Brenden. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ Hallgeir Brenden. sports-reference.com
  4. ^ "BRENDEN Hallgeir". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 6 January 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Hallgeir Brenden at Wikimedia Commons

 
Brenden with Sophia Loren at the 1956 Winter Olympics
Awards
Preceded by
Hjalmar Andersen
Egebergs Ærespris
1952
Succeeded by
Roald Aas